Liberty, Bakersfield and Wasco have confirmed that all of them will be part of the debate, although they haven’t been decided yet in the finals of next week’s regular season.
All three teams have won at least some of their league titles in the last 48 hours and will be able to win again on Friday to win the full title.
The Patriots (6-2, 3-0) will be able to beat Stockdale 45-6 on Friday, visit Bakersfield High next week to win and achieve their fourth straight win in the Southwest Yosemite League. Drillers (3-4, 2-1) and Garth (5-3, 2-1) can win on Friday night to grab part of the SWYL crown.
Eagles (6-3, 4-0), who won the league title for the seventh time in eight years by defeating Ridgeview 42-12 on Friday, won the next Golden Valley and the second South in three years. Weeks when you can solidify the crown of the Yosemite League. Independence (3-6, 3-1), the third straight win, is at least the only other team competing for a share of the SYL title.
The last remaining undefeated team in the region, the Tigers (8-0, 5-0), beat Taft 32-14 Thursday night and continued to roll this week. The victory, coupled with Kennedy’s 35-31 victory over Shuffter, gave Wasco the share of the first South Sequoia league title since 2012. Next week we need to rebound and defeat the Tigers. If you defeat crosstown rival Chavez next week, RFK (7-2, 3-1) could also appear. However, due to Taft’s cancellation earlier this year, the game was played one less, so a decision on how to share the title if each of the three teams ended up with one SSL loss was announced. Is not …
The highlights of the 10th week are:
Bakersfield 27, Visalia-Central Valley Christian 14
Tybo Rogers rushed 268 yards and three touchdowns with 15 carries, intercepting the defense and leading the driller to a non-league victory. Drahcir Mackey also broke the century mark with a 127-yard rush and a 9-carry score. Defensively, Anthony Rivera had the team’s best 9 tackles and the fumble recovered.
Sean Sharp led the Tigers by combining 121 yards and two touchdowns, combining rush and receive. The Tigers drew 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. However, Wasco scored 32 straight points to keep the game out of reach. Wildcats (3-4, 1-3 SSL) was led by quarterback Jackson Berry. Jackson Berry, 13 out of 19, passed 115 yards, two touchdowns and a passcut. Berry threw a TD pass to Richard Jennings and Cyris Gaylord.
Evan Peaker, Radon Denmark and Anthony Rico joined together to lead the Falcons in a rush of 347 yards and five touchdowns. The peaker ran with the team’s best 142 yards and 22 carries, while Denmark finished with a 129-yard rush, two TDSs and a 69-yard pass. Rico rushed 76 yards and two touchdowns with seven carries and had a 24-yard reception. Nick Harris led the Vikings (6-2, 2-2) with a 123-yard rush and nine carry scores, with a 58-yard reception. Quarterback James Rufus added 54 yards and TD to the ground, and Thai Carson also ran for a touchdown.
Tehachapi 27, Golden Valley 0
Sam Olerana ran 106 yards and made two touchdowns with 17 carries, leading the Warriors (3-5, 1-2 SSL). AJ Anderson added scores with an 86-yard rush and nine carries, and also had nine tackles. Tylerlab won the TD 41 yards above the ground, with Wyatt Richie (17 tackles) and Mike Jones (11 tackles) leading the defense.
Jojo Mata rushed to 177 yards with 18 carries and two touchdowns, and in Scotland (6-3, 1-2 SEYL) passed 140 yards at 13 yards out of 20. Angel Perez ran the score at 59 yards and 12 carries, and Zephan Stevens caught 5 times at 59 yards. After chasing 13-12 in 5 minutes to play Highland, a snap failed at 13 on Spartan, and South recovered and returned it for a touchdown. The Scottish pulled within 19-18, played in 2 minutes, and then South (4-3, 2-1) added another score to keep the win.
Travis Plug rushed 50 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams (5-3, 2-1 SWYL) at 10 yards out of 15 passes at 93 yards. Ian Janagin rushed two scores with 72 yards and five carries. Garcés’ defense has been forced to make three turnovers and has not given up on defensive touchdowns in the tenth quarter. Logan Bowers had 7 tackles, including 5 tackles and 4.5 sackles. Zamir Hall returned the fumble for the goal and Cage Williams fired a passcut.
Bakersfield Christian 42, Ridge View 12
David Bonares rushed four touchdowns with 80 yards and eight carries to lead the Eagles. He had a TD run of 1, 7, 4, and 12 yards when BCHS built a 42-0 half-time lead. Nathan Perez and Braden Waterman also ran for a touchdown.
Daniel Noriega rushed three touchdowns with 187 yards and seven carries, giving the Bears (2-7, 1-4) their first SSL win of the season. Jesús Rojas ran 46 yards and scored with 6 carries.
Fresno Christian 75, Fraser Mountain 0